One in three adults suffers from high blood pressure. If a parent has this disease, you could potentially also be experienced. So, how to prevent high blood pressure?
New research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension found that you could reduce the risk of hypertension if it increases cardiovascular fitness with gentle exercise.
The researchers studied more than 6,000 people who have at least one parent with high blood pressure and found they had a 34 percent risk of developing high blood pressure.
The study found that people with low fitness levels as well as parents with hypertension had 70 percent higher risk of developing the disease. Nevertheless, they are fit and have a parent with high blood pressure increased only 16 percent risk of hypertension.
The correlation between the level of fitness, parental history, and risk is impossible to ignore. This awareness can help doctors and patients as they work together to find effective ways to avoid disease that has affected their family members.
Researchers supporting the American Heart Association recommendation of moderately intense physical activity such as brisk walking for 30 minutes or longer, at least five days a week.